Crews battle a fire at Malone and Western Wednesday night
Franklin Primary School students ask “When I grow up…”
Governor wants to double investment in MAP grants
Library hosts a party in honor of its birthday.
State-wide initiative looks fund education for youngsters.
Captain Michael O'Brien back in town to talk about his work.
An early morning water main break shut down a major street in Peoria.
GALESBURG - An entrance canopy collapsed at the Best Western Prairie Inn in Galesburg last night.
BLOOMINGTON - The heat is on, and the flames are real, but there's no need to worry. The sight is all part of a simulation designed to improve firefighting efficiency.
BLOOMINGTON - A former Illinois State University President says he's innocent of charges filed against him by a former groundskeeper. Timothy Flanagan made his first appearance in court Wednesday morning.
PEORIA - Former Charter Oak Principal John Wetterauer is resigning from Peoria District 150.
PEORIA - It's been over a week since Peoria police raided a north University Street apartment searching for those responsible for a fake Twitter account impersonating Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis. Tuesday night the mayor addressed council members on the situation.
The Peoria City Council is giving District 150 the go-ahead to vote on expansion to Peoria High School’s athletic fields.
After questions about fund management by the Peoria County Public Defender's Office, the county and the 10th Judicial Circuit are working towards better transparency.
Becomes one of six buildings to earn prestigious award.
"The clock is ticking, so I have to be as responsible and surgical about this as possible," said Tari Renner, mayor of Bloomington.
Two agencies are joining forces in an effort to help survivors of the November tornadoes.
Police say the driver of a Ford Explorer was headed eastbound on Forrest Hill crossing through the intersection of Sterling, when the SUV kept accelerating and the driver couldn’t slow down.
OSF named most charitable organ donor hospital for Illinois in 2013.
Multiple social services agencies are creating awareness during Childhood Exposure to Violence Prevention Week.
In honor of Earth Day, students released hundreds of lady bugs.
PEORIA - WMBD 31 has won an Edward R. Murrow Award in the Breaking News category for the station's coverage of the November 17th tornado.
A morning accident involving a semi and a pedestrian sends an IDOT contract worker to the hospital.
The Hindu Temple of Bloomington-Normal will be open to the public in June.
Neighborhood House brings in nine area local chefs for cook off to fight hunger.
NORMAL - While work has finally begun in the hole near uptown circle, the town of normal is taking the final legal steps to ensure the Hyatt Hotel meets all of its codes.
BLOOMINGTON - For months, Bloomington’s city council has debated its newest budget. Tonight, the council hopes to get this done.
PEORIA - CityLink honors one of their own with "Passenger Appreciation Day"
Three Special Olympics athletes have been chosen to represent the organization.
The Peoria County Coroner confirms 26-year-old Kevin Angus died from hanging.
WASHINGTON - Several contractors are working around the clock in Washington but there are others out there for your other home projects.
Numbers increase during summer time.
UTICA - The "then classified" F-3 tornado ripped through the town on April 20, 2004, killing eight people.
One of the biggest days for worship
More than one thousand dine
Emack and Bolios see more foot traffic with the nice weather
Blending mind, body, and spirit
Children splash for eggs
Forrest Park Nature Center celebrates with music and more
Church group performs reenactment of crucifixion.
Police Searching for Missing Pekin Resident
An El Paso man and hometown hero was laid to rest this afternoon.
A student at Heartland Community College has won a life changing award.
It only took them a couple hours, and this was their secret to success.
They clarify whether or not charges can be made against creator of parody account.
Anchor Resident Convicted of Aggravated Battery
We're finding out just how much this wicked winter cost the city of Peoria.
Local residents argue the proposed hog farm will affect the smell and drinking water.
Demonstrates the dangers of drinking and driving on prom night.
Seeking help following last spring's mudslides.
A new fire suppression rating for East Peoria could see insurance premiums for home and business owners go down.
If you thought you were following Peoria’s Mayor Ardis on Twitter, you might want to check your account.
NORMAL - We're learning more about the altercation between the former Illinois State University president and a groundskeeper.
KNOX COUNTY - A volunteer fire fighter from Willamsfield, Illinois is under arrest, accused of setting a number of fires in Knox County.
MARSEILLES - The past year has been a blur for Marseilles superintendent Jo Ellen Fuller.
County Administrator Bill Wasson says the rejection from the 2013 budget means Anderson must now look for line items in 2014's budget to cover the payments.
Peoria CityLink is planning changes on the way you use its buses.
Leaders discuss pros and cons to creating more clean energy projects
A 23-year-old El Paso man is coming home to central Illinois to be laid to rest.
A woman is shot multiple times in Peoria’s Center Bluff this afternoon.
Emergency departments that usually have to work together, went head-to-head for a good cause today.
NORMAL - At Normal Community, 13 student-athletes signed their national letters of intent. The group included eight football players, four cross country runners and a golfer.
Keep track of your pet for a low cost.
BLOOMINGTON - Sixteen years ago, Ramone Pippens started dedicating his life to music.
BLOOMINGTON - After playing in four leagues in the past six years, the Bloomington Thunder is hoping its next move sticks.
NORMAL - Heartland Community College takes steps to improve its technology.
Jim Kreid joins Maria to talk about planning for retirement.
NORMAL - There was nothing remarkable about Nik Wallenda's entrance into Redbird Arena on Tuesday night. But a sense of awe pierced through the carnival-like atmosphere...
EAST PEORIA - The first "Run, Walk, and Run" 5K and 1-mile walk will take place Saturday morning in East Peoria's Levee District.
A new principal is assigned to Peoria's Charter Oak Primary School.
School officials say new fields will benefit more than just athletics.
The price of gas could go up by four cents in the near future.
Teams will continue to play in area's historic field.
A group of students known as "I Paid for Flanagan 2014" are questioning the former president's contract.
One central Illinois woman is fighting a huge battle to stop childhood hunger.
Junior Achievement USA presented Caterpillar with a 2012-2013 silver U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award
Assistant Chief John Grussing will retire on May 2nd.
What you can do to avoid becoming a victim
A Peoria car fire sends one person to the hospital late this morning.
One of only five quadruple-amputees from the war in the Middle East talks in Peoria
In the market for a new home? A new state program is giving you money to buy one.
The Constitution Trail turns 25 and city officials want to see your pictures of the trail.
EMA has been testing the devices for four months and is seeking public feedback.
CHILLICOTHE - A new pub & eatery may soon open and residents in a nearby neighborhood are voicing their opinions.
Rain/snow mix is moving through central Illinois. Little if any accumulation is expected through tonight.
PEORIA - The Bradley Community Choir sings to waltz music at their Music Scholarship Concert.
PEORIA - Staff Sergeant Travis Mills will be showing his documentary at the Peoria Riverfront Museum Monday evening.
PEORIA - Members of the Peoria Push Derby Dames say they have seen a rise in popularity since the team started in 2010.
PEORIA - Derick Leibel used a flash mob to propose to his girlfriend, Chelsee Wineburner
PEORIA - This is the 22nd year the Peoria Jaycees have put on the beer fest.
Helping businesses rebound after the storm
More than 80 volunteers spend their Saturday helping the historic cemetery
Breaking ground ceremony for a local veteran
Preparing... in case disaster strikes
Each year , The Red Cross awards local heroes in the community. They range from life savers to good citizens.
One school in Pekin is honoring its namesake.
Police have arrested a man in connection with a recent string of car burglaries in Peoria’s Richwoods neighborhood.
One of the United States most important civil rights advocates gave the keynote speech.
EL PASO - Jerry Sax is teaching his Friday afternoon history class with a heavy heart. On Thursday, Sax learned that his former student, 23-year-old Michael Snyder died....
Warm temperatures continue to start to the weekend. Rain moving in on Sunday will bring a big cool down next week.
One man isn't monkeying around about his unique collection.
Spring is blooming in East Peoria today. The annual Easter Seals Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show is showcasing some of the hottest fashion trends of the season.
A multi Grammy award winning artist few into the River City today where he received a rather musical welcome.
The Peoria Police Department is warning residents about a recent string of vehicle burglaries.
Washington Middle School students are teaming up with the Rhythm Kitchen Music Café with a purpose.
The companies we spoke with say they are supporting the local economy and job market.
Tax day is right around the corner, you have just less than a week to file.
NORMAL - A family services agency is celebrating 112 years in the community.
Volunteers needed on Saturday from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.
NORMAL - The gaping hole in Uptown Circle is destined to become a hotel. And after years of waiting to start work there, the focus is finally starting to shift...
BLOOMINGTON - Twin Cities residents have the chance to get a sparkling smile for free.
BLOOMINGTON - OKGO Restaurant Group, LLC, of Bloomington, announced today that it has finalized a franchise agreement to develop two Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants in the Peoria area over the next two years.
The Peoria Police Department would like to make the citizens of Peoria aware of a rash of vehicle burglaries that have been occurring in the Richwoods Area of Peoria; this includes the neighborhoods with the boundaries of McClure Ave north between Knoxville and University and the neighborhoods boarding War Memorial Dr., Northmoor and University.
CBS today announced that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast
Wants to protect family before the next storm
Molding young minds to make a better community
Reads to children at the Carver Center
Pulse of Peoria had the rare opportunity to learn from one of the world's most famous drumlines.
Bloomington Man Indicted in Stabbing Case
Spokesman Jay Groves says ISU has thousands of computers scattered across campus, but many haven't been in use for years.
One Unity Point Health Methodist volunteer is being honored for his more than 21,000 hours of service.
The Bradley speech team is coming back to Illinois with a trophy this week.
A Peoria man is in jail and his girlfriend is in the hospital, she’s the latest victim of a city shooting.
The country's most talented work dogs will be at Three Sisters Park this weekend.
BLOOMINGTON - After receiving a city record fine for serving underage patrons last year, a Bloomington bar is in hot water again.
Group Curbing Alcohol Use
One victim is currently in the OSF St. Francis Trauma Room.
Peoria Buys Extra Salt After Harsh Winter
BLOOMINGTON - The City of Bloomington is hoping to get money back for major repairs to a parking deck.
This team of 20 high schoolers has been flipping its way through local competitions, and after competing in a national competition in Schaumburg in early March, they'll now go up
BLOOMINGTON - For five newly minted local heroes in Bloomington, taking action through CPR saved lives.
Preschools across Illinois are seeing an increase in kids being expelled from school.
Residents are performing random acts of kindness.
Governor Quinn announced $2.6 million investment in community college.
The Peoria Sheriff's Office will hold a workshop on how to avoid being a victim of all kinds of thievery.
PEORIA - Blu Entertainment has partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The struggle the rebuild is far from over for Washington.
Disaster victims can still get help paying for housing.
NORMAL - A local task force is trying to raise money for McLean County schools.
The council met in a special session Monday. It was the first time since Mayor Tari Renner threatened to use his veto on the upcoming budget.
IDOT and Illinois State Police give tips to drive safely in work zones.
Chances are you’ve been affected by public health in your life.
You don’t have to wait for “Peoria Shops Washington” to help area businesses.
April is National Safe Digging Month.
The Peoria Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents of Central Illinois to shop in Washington this weekend?
Leadership Mclean County is expanding Box Tops for Education Program.
Thousands attend for more than just the cabbage rolls.
Holds all you can eat spaghetti dinner for charity.
Partners with Central Illinois Auto Show
238th Aviation Battalion recognizes and awards citizen soldiers
Coincides with Wrigley's 100th birthday
Come check out the latest cars at the Peoria Civic Center this weekend.
PEORIA - This is the third year Dream Center Peoria has hosted PROMise of Hope.
LEXINGTON - After months of debate, Wirtz Beverage Depot picked Lexington to build its new distribution center.
BLOOMINGTON - State Farm Insurance officials hope driverless car technology will be a big part of the future.
BLOOMINGTON - After being suspended from the Premier Basketball League, the Bloomington Flex still expects to play basketball at the US Cellular Coliseum next year
Some East Peoria students were out of school today, after flooding damaged part of the Riverview Grade School.
A local organization is making sure children with Autism have the chance to experience summer camp just like all other kids.
Local advocates rally to spread awareness.
Monday meeting to provide information on how to get involved with CASA.
PEORIA HEIGHTS – Maureen Meyer doesn't know what to do. A huge chunk of driveway that spans several feet deep and several feet wide is missing.
Carrie Stephen is a perfect example of how much of an impact an organ donation can make.
Today we learned on of the Fort Hood shooting victims had ties to Central Illinois. Family members say one of the soldiers who died went to grade school in Effingham.
A rainy day in central Illinois is causing trouble all over the river city and there’s more rain still on the way.
Pekin Police are investigating a fire that broke out last night.
April is 9-1-1 Education Month.
Is your favorite store one of the additions?
PEORIA - Peoria Armed Robbery Update: Peoria police have arrested a man they believe is involved in the armed robbery of the Marathon Gas Station at 3712 N. University early Wednesday morning.
The OSF Healthcare family officially welcomes its newest hospital.
A Canton woman, rescued from a house fire on Monday night is now dead. .
It happened Tuesday evening around 5:15 on I-74 in Carlock.
NORMAL - He has an infectious attitude on the field and in life. That's why a community is rallying behind a young man in critical condition following a weekend car crash in Bloomington.
Students from East Peoria Community High School are getting the chance to make plans for the future.
The man who died in a house fire in rural Peoria County has been identified.
NORMAL - Wednesday was National Walking Day. To celebrate, Illinois State University and community members laced up their gym shoes...
BLOOMINGTON - The Twin Cities area is getting ready for its annual walk to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis on May 4.
A national movement makes its mark on Peoria.
PEORIA - Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.
PEORIA - The group in charge of the Taft Homes redevelopment on the Greeley School property submitted a preliminary assessment form to the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
Driver loses control on I-74 in Carlock,
Todd Ferguson officially stepped down from the school board on March 25, and is moving to Atlanta, Ga., for work.
BLOOMINGTON - For the second time this year, the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington is saying hello to a pair of rare baby goats—or kids.
Step One, was to bring in more visitors to the city. So, Streator used philanthropic money to build...
Melissa Stockwell is the guest speaker during Science and Technology Week.
Friends of Michael Collins started a fundraiser online and donations have been pouring in.
Caterpillar executives are defending the company’s tax practices today.
Firefighters resuscitate dog and owner.
Yates City Boil Order Lifted
A house fire in Canton injures one resident late Monday night.
A Caterpillar executive is set to testify before the United States government.
BLOOMINGTON - Area firefighters battled an early evening structure fire at the McLean County Highway Department on Monday.
EAST PEORIA - The National Weather Service in Lincoln hosts a storm spotter session in each county every year.
STREATOR - His duties include things like drug detection, tracking and officer safety. But now Fips will enter those situations with a $950 bullet-proof vest to protect him.
Students within 1.5 mils will be forced to walk to school come fall.
The shop first opened in 1974.
Five recipients are being honored.
Construction causing minimal interference for pedestrians.
A popular discount grocer is officially opening its doors in a brand new location in Pekin today.
A decorated Peoria police officer who was just acquitted of criminal sexual assault earlier this month is facing a new criminal complaint.
A Bloomington woman remains behind bars tonight, charged with aggravated DUI, after a weekend crash sends four people to the hospital.